Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Predictions
English Premier League, England
Date: Monday, 25th December 2017
Kick off at 15:00 [UTC/England]
Venue: Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England
Man Utd’s journey to be league leaders is getting really tough as Manchester City is still unbeaten in the Premier League. In order to achieve it, Manchester United need back to back big wins, will they manage to do it against Burnley?
Man Utd vs Burnley Possible Lineups
Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following players are expected to start tomorrow’s game from both Man Utd and Burnley in their upcoming encounter in the Premier League:
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Expected Formation: 4-4-1-1
Manchester United vs Burnley Recent Performance
Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Predictions: Let us analyze how Manchester United and Burnley have performed in their recent encounters in Premier League and EFL Cup:
In their last five games, Man Utd have won two, lost two and rest one was a draw. Their away game against Leicester City was a struggling 2-2 draw. Manchester United recently clashed with Bristol City in an away game in EFL Cup, which resulted in a 2-1 defeat. They defeated West Bromwich 1-2 hon their own turf. Manchester United’s home game against Bournemouth in Premier League was a maiden 1-0 victory for them. They faced yet another defeat against Manchester City, which was a 1-2 home lose.
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Their last five games are played in the Premier League. In which, Burnley won two, lost two and one was a draw. Their recent encounter was a home game against Tottenham Hotspur, which resulted in a thrashing 0-3 defeat. Burnley’s away game against Brighton was a draw as both teams failed to score. Their home clash with Watford and Stocke City were two consecutive 1-0 victories for Burnley. Their away clash with Leicester City was a 1-0 lose as Burnley failed to even score.
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Man Utd vs Burnley Team News, Tactical Analysis
Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Predictions, Team News: Here is some injury/suspension news coming out from both sides and also see how the result of this game would affect the standings of these teams in the Premier League:
Red Devils will play without CMF Maraoune Fellaini, Michael Carrick and CB Eric Bailly due to injury problems. RB Antonio Valencia missed the game on Saturday and his availability for this game is doubtful. CB Chris Smalling is also likely to miss this game as he was seen struggling for some time in last game.
Manchester United is currently on 2nd rank with 42 positions. They are only three points ahead of Chelsea and 13 points behind the first rank. In order to maintain their current position and continue the chase to 1st rank, they definitely want to grab a big win. A defeat will give Chelsea a chance to rank up.
They will miss out GK Tom Heaton, CMF Dean Marney and Winger Jon Walters due to injuries. Striker Chris left the Saturday game early which makes his presence in the field for this game doubtful.
They are currently on 7th rank with only two points less than 5th position and three points behind 4th one. With a big win, they can rank up to three positions. A defeat or draw will not cost them much as they are five points ahead of Leicester on the 8th rank.
Manchester United vs Burnley Head to Head
- They have clashed 78 times before; in which, Red Devils won 34 times, Burnley won 29 times and 15 were drawn
- In their last five encounters, Man Utd won three games and ret two were draws
Man Utd vs Burnley Predictions
After a bad start, Burnley is showing some signs of return. Their history with red devils is pretty competitive. However, looking at the form of both teams and their recent clashes, Manchester United is more likely to dominate the game. We also expect the tough fight from Burnley.
Final Score 2 – 1
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